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Lactobacillus plantarum 299v reduces colonisation of Clostridium difficile in critically ill patients treated with antibiotics - Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, Sep 2008

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By B Klarin, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • November 12, 2008


Background: The incidence of Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) in hospitalized patients is increasing. Critically ill patients are often treated with antibiotics and are at a high risk of developing CDAD.

Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (Lp299v) has been found to reduce recurrence of CDAD. We investigated intensive care unit (ICU) patients with respect to the impact of Lp299v on C. difficile colonization and on gut permeability and parameters of inflammation and infection in that context.

Methods: Twenty-two ICU patients were given a fermented oatmeal gruel containing Lp299v, and 22 received an equivalent product without the bacteria.

Fecal samples for analyses of C. difficile and Lp299v were taken at inclusion and then twice a week during the ICU stay. Other cultures were performed on clinical indication. Infection and inflammation parameters were analyzed daily. Gut permeability was assessed using a sugar probe technique.

Results: Colonisation with C. difficile was detected in 19% (4/21) of controls but in none of the Lp299v-treated patients (P<0.05).

Conclusions: Enteral [by mouth] administration of the probiotic bacterium Lp299v to critically ill patients treated with antibiotics reduced colonization with C. difficile.

Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, Sep 2008; 52(8):1096-102. PMID: 18840110, by Klarin B, Wullt M, Palmquist I, Molin G, Larsson A, Jeppsson B. Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. [E-mail: bengt.klarin@med.lu.se]




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